Cold wave to continue in state


Bhubaneswar:  The state will continue to experience cold wave while several parts will remain cloudy due to the cyclonic storm Vardah, which has formed over the Bay of Bengal. In day the temperature has decreased by 2 to 3 degree Celsius, while the night temperature dips very low in interiors as compared to coastal Odisha.

Over the last week, Phulbani recorded the lowest temperature 7.2 degree celsius, while Angul and Sambalpur recorded the lowest temperature below 10 degree Celsius. Likewise in Chandabali and Cuttack the temperature were lowest on Sunday. The cold wave will continue for another 24 hours due to winds from northern side gusting up at 35 km to 45 km, said IMD sources.

The cold wave is at its peak in Daringbadi, Kandhamal and nearby areas where people suffer more. Bhawanipatna, Balangir, Hirakud, Keonjhar and Jharsuguda are also experiencing cold wave.

The IMD has warned fishermen not to venture out into the sea as conditions would be rough and also Distant Warning Signal Number Two (DW-II) has been hoisted at Paradip and Gopalpur ports.

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